specialising in Antique Chandeliers, Sales, Repairs, Restoration & Cleaning since 1954

Repair & Restoration

At G & P Cohn we will relish the opportunity to transform a neglected and unloved Chandelier back to its former glory.We have been repairing and restoring Chandeliers since 1954 and our experience has given us the chance to work on a huge variety of Chandeliers, Candelabra, Wall Lights and Lanterns, whether that be repairing a broken glass arm, replacing missing Georgian drops to reshaping brass stem pieces, rest assured that we have the experience to bring your Chandelier back to its original state.

Broken and Damaged Chandeliers

Depending on the level of restoration needed we can either transport your item from your residence to our workshop to repair or we can perform on-site fixes. If an on-site restoration is not possible then we will dismantle, pack and carefully transport the Chandelier to our workshop, repair, deliver and rehang in your residence.

We have a huge amount of antique glass stock and can replace any missing or damaged items as close to the original as possible. However, if we have no suitable replacement then it is sometimes possible to remake the item in its original form and this is something we can arrange for you. We have been restoring Chandeliers for over 70 years and we have a vast amount of experience in offering different solutions if a direct replacement is not possible.


As part of the restoration process we can fully repin the Chandelier and we pride ourselves in providing old-style pinning. This means that the glass hangs in the way it was intended. It is a more labour-intensive process but the results are well worth the effort! It also means that cleaning the Chandelier becomes more managable due to the increased stability of the strings and swags and thus the buttons and drops are less likely to break and fall apart.

Re-wiring & Cleaning

We can also re-wire your exisiting Chandelier. Don't let a beautiful antique light fitting sit in a box because it hasn't been electrified. Visit our electrification service page for more information. After sitting in a box for so many years it's bound to have accumulated a lot of dust, so let us give your Chandelier a total make-over with a good clean that will restore its sparkle and give panache to any room it is hung in. Please see our cleaning service that we also offer.

Please don't hesitate to get in touch with us so we can advise on the correct treatment for your chandelier.

Please give us a call on 0207 278 3749 or email us to discuss your restoration needs.

Restoration Testimonals

Large Georgian english brass chandelier
On behalf of St Mary’s Church Wollaston in Northamptonshire, may I say how delighted we are with the service offered by G & P Cohn who have refurbished our Georgian chandelier and electrified it for us as a part of our Nave reordering project. The chandelier now looks absolutely stunning and is a testament to the company’s excellent workmanship. I would have no hesitation in recommending them.

Jean Rose, Parochial Church Council Secretary


Swedish Tent and Bag Chandelier
Many thanks to Ben and his team at G & P Cohn. They repaired the damage to our vintage chandelier within a short lead time with superb and courteous service!

M Lannie


Baccarat Chandelier
Our lovely Baccarat chandelier took a bit of a knock a while ago. Two arms, and various delicate parts got broken and the electrics stopped working. We were very sad as it is a much loved object.

After a long time searching for the right person to attempt repair Ben and his team from G & P Cohn Antiques rocked up.

They were fantastic! Lovely chaps who were a total pleasure to deal with. After a site visit we decided they should take it away and work their magic.

About 3 weeks later it returned. They did their best to find the exact parts to replace, but unfortunately a couple of the exact parts were unavailable, but this was very minor to us. The important arms were an exact match. They rewired it and cleaned it and put it back in place with very little fuss. It looks unbelievable! The cleaning job they did was amazing. It refracts rainbows all over the room and we love it now even more than we did before.

I thoroughly recommend them.

James Osborne (London)
9 Arm French Chandelier
Many thanks to G & P Cohn for doing such a great job in restoring our family heirloom. It was a great pleasure to work with a family business who were so considerate and helpful. The result is spectacular and is being much admired in situ.
Lucy Barnes (London)
Victorian Chandelier
I am delighted with the restoration you recently undertook on my Victorian Chandelier. Your service was efficient and courteous and the Chandelier looks gorgeous. I will definitely use your services again and will recommend you gladly
Polly Wood (Bristol)
Georgian Brass Hall Lantern
Tucked away in an oft forgotten part of Georgian London, in an industrial building that owes so little to its architecturally-delightful neighbours, is one of the capital’s best kept secrets: a family business made up of craftsmen with skill, courtesy and care − the three magic ingredients. My family Georgian brass hall Lantern had been poorly maintained and under-cleaned for several generations. It was refurbished, re-wired, re-glazed and new "period" Candelabra hand-made − all in the period manner. Complete joy.
Mr Hugo Peel - (Isle of Wight)
Large Victorian Chandelier
Peter and Ben did an absolutely first rate job from start to finish on cleaning, renovating and hanging our large Chandelier. The workmanship was excellent and the light has been transformed while retaining all its character, as has the room that they fitted it in. They clearly know everything there is to know and offer great value and quality. We used them ourselves on the basis of a recommendation and would not hesitate to recommend them to others (and will be going back ourselves once we have more rooms to hang in!).
Paul and Hannah Butcher (Islington, London)